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Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia: What's the scoop?

Discuss culture, living, traveling, relocating, dating or anything related to the Asian countries - China, The Philippines, Thailand, etc.

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Postby Rocky Top » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:05 pm

anamericaninbangkok wrote:
xiongmao wrote:Yeah just take Air Asia. There is also (I think) a train from KL to Penang. There's definitely one to Singapore, and also a bus.


I took the train from Bangkok all the way to Singapore - not for a visa but to take the Jungle Line. Cost a whopping 670 baht plus 400 baht for the taxi from the Thai border to the Malaysian train station.

If I go to Laos again, the last place I want to go is where all the border runners are going.


That sounds interesting... I did a Google search and found this.

http://www.seat61.com/Malaysia.htm#Sing ... _-_Bangkok

Seems like this may be a very doable option.
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Postby Jester » Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:26 am



Thanks. I will send this list to my Mum and tell her that all her concerns about SEA have been right all along:

Amok (also 'amuck' or 'amock')
out of control, especially when armed and dangerous; in a frenzy of violence, or on a killing spree, 'berserk', as in 'to run amok'....

Bamboo
from bambu...

Cooties
from kutu, 'lice'...

Gecko
from geko,gekok...

Gong
from gong, a metal disc with a turned rim that gives a resonant note when struck...

Orangutan
from orang hutan or 'people of the jungle'...

paddy
as in 'paddy-field' or 'rice paddy', from padi, referring to the rice plant Oryza sativa....

Sarong
from sarung, 'wrap/sheath'...

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Postby anamericaninbangkok » Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:29 am

Rocky Top wrote:
anamericaninbangkok wrote:
xiongmao wrote:Yeah just take Air Asia. There is also (I think) a train from KL to Penang. There's definitely one to Singapore, and also a bus.


I took the train from Bangkok all the way to Singapore - not for a visa but to take the Jungle Line. Cost a whopping 670 baht plus 400 baht for the taxi from the Thai border to the Malaysian train station.

If I go to Laos again, the last place I want to go is where all the border runners are going.


That sounds interesting... I did a Google search and found this.

http://www.seat61.com/Malaysia.htm#Sing ... _-_Bangkok

Seems like this may be a very doable option.


Obviously it's doable, I did it and I'm sure many others have as well. It's not exactly an exciting ride but the scenery is nice at times.
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Postby Rocky Top » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:34 am

Rocky Top wrote:
xiongmao wrote:I went to Malaysia on my visa run. Kuala Lumpur was pretty good. Not too big, not too crowded, and with a good transport infrastructure. Definitely a good place to find a Chinese wife, without the hassles of the mainland and all that entails. Also probably a good place to find an expat job.

Costs wise it was pretty much identical to Thailand.

Hats off to them for making it easy to visit, and get a long duration tourist visa.

P4P was more underground except in ChinaTown where it was pretty obvious. No idea on costs, I kind of went to KL to have a rest from the Bkk nightlife.

The major downside was the price of alcohol - this might or might not be a problem for you.
The place being a Muslim state didn't really worry me. The Chinese there pretty much do their own thing.

Pengang is worth a visit, never heard anything bad about it.


I've read mainly the complaints about the prices for alcohol, but that doesn't really bother me too much. I'm probably still going to drink my fair share regardless, but I don't want that to be a reason to mark it off the list.


It's funny. I just read a post on RooshV that was complaining about a 330 ml bottle of beer costing about one British pound (about 12 oz for $1.62).

Is that what most people call expensive beer? :?

To me, that is pretty reasonable unless you are used to drinking PBR in the US.
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Postby Rayn » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:47 pm

Malaysia is a terrific destination if you fancy being a tourist. I will fully recommend this place with my whole heart.

But as for finding women and settling down.....ppffft. Let me give you a hint. There is a good reason why my country's flag greatly resembles the US.

:lol:
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